Joyful sounds and friendly faces highlight Heritage & Harmony Fest

Joyful sounds and friendly faces highlight Heritage & Harmony Fest

Lifting up neighbors, friends and visitors alike, the sounds of the Heritage & Harmony Festival are already drawing interest, attention and accolades on this, the first day of its 3-day run in Flint’s Historic Civic Park Neighborhood. Organizers feel that it is important to bring celebratory events like this back into Flint’s neighborhoods and are […]

Heritage & Harmony Festival Kicks off Monday, July 2

Heritage & Harmony Festival Kicks off Monday, July 2

Music, a marketplace and more are all a part of the inaugural Heritage & Harmony Festival, which kicks off Monday, July 2. The aim of the event is simple: To bring Flint residents together through music and fellowship in the heart of the historic Civic Park Neighborhood, which was among America’s first planned neighborhoods. The neighborhood […]

Residents encouraged to elevate neighborhood involvement and advocacy at May workshops

Residents encouraged to elevate neighborhood involvement and advocacy at May workshops

Talk of change is becoming increasingly common among Flint residents. From front-lawn chats to community meetings, neighbors are inspired by the progress they see in the city and they’re often more motivated to contribute their time and energy toward greater success. An ongoing series promoting organizing and leadership skills is one of the latest opportunities […]

Neighbors take steps in the right direction at ongoing workshop

Neighbors take steps in the right direction at ongoing workshop

Many have already taken the first step. Other local residents who want to learn how they can impact their communities are welcome to attend the “Neighbors Changing Flint: The First Step Is Yours” training series, says Ashley Everhart, agency director of the Neighborhood Engagement Hub. Set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday March 28 at Asbury United […]

City Council to discuss allowing medical marijuana facilities in Flint

City Council to discuss allowing medical marijuana facilities in Flint

Kevin Schronce, a lead planner for the City of Flint, believes the city will allow growing facilities for medical marijuana. According to Schronce, the issue is scheduled to be discussed at the city council meeting tonight, March 12, where a presentation from the Michigan Municipal League will provide an estimate of the amount of revenue […]

Dream house: Flint home sparks neighborhood affair 

Dream house: Flint home sparks neighborhood affair 

Dave Phaneuf found his dream house – an 1898 Queen Ann home in Flint’s Grand Traverse neighborhood – and wound up having it all. Through the house he connected with a five-generation legacy and adopted a key role in stabilizing the community. “The neighborhood looked a little down on its luck. The house was in […]